first degree murder
A man who successfully appealed his 20-year prison sentence on the grounds that the punishment in a shotgun killing wasn’t enough lost his gamble Thursday when jurors convicted him of murder, subjecting him now to up to four times his original prison term.
A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 20 years in the shooting deaths last year of two people whose bodies were found inside a burning car.
A southern Illinois man faces up to 60 years in prison now that he’s been convicted in the 2010 killing of a 15-year-old girl.
Clay Waller, of Jackson, is being charged with first-degree murder.
Cape Girardeau County’s prosecutor this week is expected to spell out the evidence against Clay Waller, who is accused of killing his estranged wife even though her body has not been found more than a year after she disappeared.
Authorities in Chicago say three teens charged with first-degree murder fatally beat a 62-year-old man and video of the attack was posted on Facebook.
Police twice responded to a family’s Springfield home the day before one of the residents is accused of fatally shooting his sleeping 14-year-old stepson.
A 26-year-old suspected gang member has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery in the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl.
A judge in southern Illinois has handed down a 21-year prison sentence for one of three men accused in a fatal shooting.
A first-degree murder trial is under way in southwestern Illinois for a man accused of being on heroin while killing a 5-month-old girl.